CodingJack saidI’m curious about this rabbit hole. So let’s say there is a big benefit for Envato for doing this, then how can we be sure there is not going to be big disadvantage or consequences for authors?
But there’s a big reason why things are being stated the way they are. You just have to look a little deeper down the rabbit hole.
Envato is no longer a small company and grew up to be a multi million company. Now they see that they can make / change the rules in their advantage and assuming that the “small” and divided community of authors will go along even if it is causing problems for them. It’s a very similar situation as in a factory. The owner will change the rules and step on the fear of someone losing his job / earnings. In this way people conform to the new rules. BUT the big thing sometimes the workers forget, is that they are the roots of this multi million ecosystem (or egosystem? i wonder). If the roots are unsatisfied the Tree will die. It’s a very simple equation in theory. In practice everything goes down the drain. Fortunately not always.
As it seems envato was forced to comply with the even bigger Tree, the European Union. So VAT changes are here or about to. When a problem arrives to a big company, the company will try to conform in the things they can’t avoid and all the other problems will pass by to the smaller parts of the machine/hierarchy. In our case, the authors. Additionally when the “waters” are muddy, as it is now, it’s the best opportunity to pass even more new rules and just say is all about the Big problem, VAT let’s say. I’ve seen quite few times real and solid questions rise from authors. I’ve also seen quite few times representatives of envato “reply” by re-directing the answer to the big problem of VAT, which sometimes was logical but also sometimes was just playing with words and avoiding the real answer by re-direction. The worst was that i’ve seen posts deleted.
The Boss in order to earn big bucks will try to exploit the workers, openly or in a disguised way. De facto. The choice is on the worker. He will swallow this as a inevitable fact or he will stand up? Standing up, can take many forms.
I’m a part time author here and not a big earner. For now i will give them the benefit of a doubt and continue trying to see/grasp the big picture. If actions and policy will continue on this new uncertain path without making adjustments for authors comfort, i will take my few items and relocate them on some other friendlier environment.
The past three years i’ve used to say the best words about envato and advertising them to friends and clients, without a doubt. Now, unfortunately i don’t feel the same anymore. I hope they will disproof me and take me on their side again. We will see..
My kind regards. Bogz
Until now november is the best month of this year.
December started extremely bad though. No sales yet.
in a refresh 40+ followers vanished! I guess envato is deleting inactive accounts or something?
When a client wants to make minor adjustments to a template (color change, text change) and create a second very similar end product, he needs a new licence, right?
What if the client wants the author to customize the template beyond the basics (not just replacements but creation of new design) and then he wants to produce by himself the video in different colors and texts?
I’m in this dilemma because i’m charging extra the customization and then i have to tell him, that for every change/different render he needs to buy a new licence, even if he already purchased a regular licence and i extra charged him for the customization. I feel a bit awkward on this..
Thank you in advance, Bogz
yeah i think so too. The thing is.. is this technically possible?
p.s. also this could improve the rating system in the long run because clients will have to go there to take the item purchase code so they will learn firstly that rating exists and secondly how easy is to do it.
In the Add ons category i recently found that when you are installing a script you need a unique Item Purchase Code in order the script to load and work. This can be downloaded with the licence of the item.
Wouldn’t be wonderful if this kind of thing could implemented in After effects project files? I think this is a very good safeguard to reduce the pirate files floating on the web.